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  ABC    ABC2 News at 6PM    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    September 28, 2012
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the yard. mike masco is in the storm center, are those fire fireworks going to get rained out and the game? >> i think we okay on both departments. rain showers not going to happen. it's warm temperatures, cloudy conditions. warmer than normal is the temperature spread. hagerstown 78. 75 in the city. temperatures on the mild side. clouds are in place right now. you notice again clear skies towards the north, that's nice weekend overall. we will talk about that coming up in a little bit. the rain chances will be down towards the south. talk about the weekend forecast, in the next shot for the next big storm coming up in little bit. the crowd is building as we get set for the home series of the year. o. s are playing the red sox and angling for a spot in the playoffs since 1997.
brian kuebler joins us live from orioles park. tons of anxious fans biting their nails over this. >> more and more people are doing the same. i wanted to show you the scene, exphundz soon to be thousands of people are waiting to get settled in to the stadium tonight. buckled up and head on the ride towards the playoffs. first time for young fans and the first time in a while for a lot of older fans, but it's also the first time for the new voice of camden yards, ryan wagner. >> to be able to tell people i'm the voice of orioles park , the place that i grew up spending summers watching baseball and call ripken and mike and jeffrey and all those guys that were my heroes, to now get to announce it at the park, to welcome a new generation of fans, to the greatest ballpark in the country is very special. this has everything to do with
buck and guys on the field to. be in the chair and have a front row seat for the summer has been remarkable. as a baltimore kid this was sort of the ultimate achievement. i grew up and was born in a house that is right in front of the park. being in the press box, there is no cheering in the press box. you are talking to a fan. for me, i get caught up in the emotions of the game just like any fan that's here in the stand. this job is so unique and something i never dreamed in a million years i would be doing. there is only 30 guys and a girl, 29 twice and a girl in major league baseball that do what we get to do everyday. i never lost sight of that. that's something i want to remember everyday. this is an amazing baseball city. this town loves baseball, and we had a rough go the last two
years. to see it coming back, would imagine i would be doing this. i saw it happen. i dreamed about announcing to 50,000 people in the ballpark when it sold out for the playoff game. i know what that's going to feel like, i can't wait. >> reporter: not that that job isn't awesome to begin with, what a time to be his first year on the job. a front row seat, night after night, to one of let's be honest one of the best sports stories of all year. coming up at 6:00, hear a veteran's take on the team and the year it's had. our conversation with iron man, call ripken, coming up at 6:15. brian kuebler, abc2 news. >> for you fans, we want to see your pictures, amazing photo
contest end at midnight. they only have a few hours left to get in submissions. head to slash contest, the lucky winner will be get a $200 orange shopping spree at the zone. a flee market shopper dream. a woman paid 7 bucks for a box of items and it happened to contain a rare work of art. the painting she bought was on display at the baltimore museum of art until it was stolen in 1951. it was on loan from the estate of may, a art collector who donated many works. the museum is working to find out who the rightful owner is. >> what we are looking for is information about the time the painting was here, documentation we might have, we are interested only in getting to the truth. >> it was set to be sold at auction on saturday but the house put the sale on hold after finding out about the
theft. two women are dead and police have yet to locate suspects after a pair of shootings last night in baltimore city. at 9:00 last night, someone shot a passenger in a car, as she sat at the intersection of south agus ta. the woman who has been identified as nana died from a gunshot wound to the head. >> i thank god i wasn't outside and i'm fortunate i'm safe. police in that case are searching for a two-door gray honda, tinted windows and chesapeake bay tags. before that shooting police in cherry hill responded to a woman who had been shot several times. the victim told police she had been driving and picked up a man in the neighborhood who shot her. the victim died, there is no evidence she was operating a licensed cab. this is the man accused of
shooting his 4 yield 4-year- old son and the boy's mother. he faces charge from attempted murder to child abuse. police say ford shot the two wednesday night, the woi was hit in the hip. his moe in the arm. officers searched for ford through the night and arrested him yesterday. a two alarm fire broke out this morning in arundel county. it began around 4:00 in loathian. the fire hit a mobile home park with flames jumping from one house to the other. elderly woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. investigators are still working to determine the cause of fire. cop assume r alert, the fallout from a controversial fill that spabbed anti-american protests in the muslim would could impact your wallet. several of americas largest banks are targeted by hackers
in retaliation. hackers from the middle east common deered computers and they have overwhelmed bank web sites with ectronic traffic. >> this is twice as large as any flood we have ever seen. >> reporter: pnc's site us under attack. customers were taking to facebook. one customer wrote trying to pay bills this is ridiculous. another posted, hopefully it can be up soon, never realized how dependant i am on it. a group of hackers warned the financial industry it was going to attack in retaliation for
the film that sparked outrage in the muslimworld. this is the first time that we know about where a middle eastern entity, perhaps a middle eastern government, has attacked web sites on critical infrastructure in the united states. >> reporter: so far the hackers have not been able to steal any money, or disrupt financial markets. authorities in the race against time to stop them before something worse happens g they can move money around and cause financial chaos. >> reporter: today the u.s. government is actively working to locate and block the massive attack. it appear as covert cyber war is fully engaged. in the case of a stolen puppy, earlier this week a couple walked in to the animal rescue foundation and spent time playing with this guy, mango, several minutes later the couple walked out with mango tucked in a pocket.
someone called the foundation, said they had mango and wanted to return him. the caller wasn't the person who stole him and didn't want the $1000 reward. the foundation says though it's had a bad couple of days they hope good can come of this. >> as horrible as it has been. people found out about our organization and rescues in general. >> another good thing that came out of this, someone donated a security system to the foundation to keep this from happening again. mango will be old enough to be adopted in and out a few weeks. they are going to be standing in line. park school of baltimore knows how to throw a birthday party , the school turned 100 today and students, faculty and alumni gathered to celebrate. they kicked off with an assembly. students and faculty took to the athletic field to spell out park. a drone was sent up to snap a photo of the formation and celebration for the school
continues tomorrow with a carnival for parks families and alumni. customers first got their hands on the iphone 5 a week ago. already complaining. its latest version of apple's smart phone worth it or are people being picky? the last time the o's made the playoffs, he was on the field. we will hear from call ripken on the post season push. >> it's cloudy, warm out there, things looking good, we have storms to the south that shouldn't effect the orioles game. i'm mike masco. we are okay right now. details coming up at 6:00.
the next fact is probably so engraved in your head it does bare repeating. the orioles haven't made the playoffs until 97. we caught up with call ripken and asked what he thinks of the team. he said some thought the o's may have been able to compete for a second new wild card this year. no one thought they would be fighting for the division. today one game behind the yankees. cal says this is exciting and confident team. the city is painfully aware of the 14 year long winning drought, but the players don't know or care about that. it was one of the few topics they were able to discuss with members of the team last night. >> i had a great opportunity to have the orioleses in the box for the ravens game. they are all excited. they are all confident.
in some ways the magic, the new form of orioles magic, anomaly built on strong solid fishing, and miraculous late inning come backs. this group seems to use more players, a different pitching staff. the results are exactly the same. bullpen is excellent. they believe in themselves. >> reporter: confidence can never been under estimated in the game. we asked about how the team would do. he said he is an analyst now and didn't want to say but the smile on his face, were indication. the same types of smiles we are seeing over the ballpark as they start the home series and play their way back to the playoffs. as an aside, this game tonight is september 28th. a year ago, is what many people call probably one of the best nights in all of regular season
baseball. we were here in camden yards when the orioles knocked the red sox out of the playoffs. the excitement we were witnessed to that night in the stadium, a lot less people than there should be tonight. the same kinds of excitement the orioles are hoping for as they make the push towards the playoffs. we want to see you and photos. head to and click on the photo contest. win a $200 shopping spree at the zone for showing us your orange pride. big day of course for the call ripken senior foundation. a $25,000 check tings money used to -- the money will be used to support the foundation. it's only been a week since customers got their hand on iphone 5 and they are
complaining about the smart phone. john matarese tells us what has customers concerned. >> reporter: more than 5 million people now have a shiny new iphone 5 and more plan to buy one. now that they have it in their hands, some buyers are complaining about some of its new features. even who got their hands on the new iphone last week was thrilled, bigger, better, faster, thinners who could complain. quite a few people. cnn reports complaints starting with the new aluminum back. the biggest gripe now concerns scratchessen the new aluminum back, replacing the glass on the old iphone. users say car keys scratch it easily and light leaking out around the edges of the screen and lightning connector that won't fit old chargers. part othe problem is it's hard to find an adapter to connect the new phone to old
docs and you may think this is crazy, some are complaining it's too light, they wish it were heavier. people will always find something to complain about. go to for more, click the money tab up top so you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese, abc2 news. fnlgt maryland's most accurate forecast. >> above average amp, looking at the dundalk, high-definition camera. mix chew of clouds, holes in the clouds allowed for a high to be in to the 70s. not a bad feel in dundalk and much of the area at this point will remain cloudy. shot downtown, things are looking good. feeling good at this hour as well as temperatures are in to the 70s. 74 degrees at bwi as of 6:00. 57% humidity. a bit of a muggy feel. that westerly wind, that's is
going to bring in drier air as we head in to tonight and your weekend. terms of temperatures across the area, numbers on the board, show you 74 as mentioned, 73 easton. ocean city, 75 degrees. look at oakland down to 52 degrees at the present hour. humidity levels are starting to fall. the drier air off the mountains will allow for the values to come down. 79 degrees today. normally should be around 73. another day of above average temperatures. the record or the record back in 1886, 91 degrees, that is outstandable for another year. in terms of what to ex-tect. it expect. hour by hour, 71 degrees through the 8:00 hour. as the o's play on and hopefully win for tonight, they will win, 65 degrees as we wrap up the game and waking up tonight, 57. 72 tomorrow. back to near average standards.
clear overhead. you notice the storms back down towards the south. south of dc, one lone shower trying to fire up over southern arundel county. not a big deal. notice there is a line of storms raight around the mouth of the chesapeake northern virginia. this will cross little too close for comfort in ocean city. lightning out of this. our weather for the weekend sets up back towards the west, notice the cool air coming in off of michigan. that will be on top of us going in to the weekend. as we go in to next week, a storm somewhat of a storm that tries to organize over south texas. future trend showing the precipitation going down to the south. areas over the eastern atlantic, back to hurricane status. 56 in town. mostly cloudy, shower spot shower south and east. for tomorrow, 72 is you 2- degree gain tee guarantee with a blend of sunshine and clouds. 50 tonight, partly cloudy with cool conditions across many
locations. 72 over the weekend. back up to 79 tuesday. this could be a storm that comes in with maybe showers and storms near 81 on wednesday. all in all the week, just have to watch the system for tuesday. let's ask america is featuring a maryland contestant. she taped an appearance for the show and can't reveal whether or not she won yet but filled us in on how the show works. it's up to the contestants to figure out what america is thinking. >> what the show does is pull random people, let's say, groups of people in the 20s, or in their 60s or professional people. they will ask them random questions. based on the answers that those people give, they ask the contestants the same questions and you have to guess what these people answered. >> elizabeth's episode of show is set to air tonight at 7:30. tune in to let's ask america to
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